Charles James Watson-Munro

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Charles James Watson-Munro (Watson)

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Greater London, UK
Death: Died in London, Greater London, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Watson and Louisa Watson
Husband of Jessie Watson (Dobson); Mary Elizabeth Watson-Munro and Lena Watson-Munro (Pixley)
Father of Machell Watson-Munro (Watson); Norman Watson-Munro and Nina Florence Watson-Munro
Brother of Elizabeth Sarah Watson; Alice Louisa Watson; George Newby Watson; Henry Crawford Watson and Margaret Bertha Watson

Managed by: Peter Norman McGavin
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About Charles James Watson-Munro

Born 20 Jan 1849, Belgrave Tce, Pimlico, London

(Tom McGavin's notebook says 20 Jan 1848.)

Christened 29 Jul 1849, St Luke's Church, Norwood, Surrey.

Second son of Henry Watson.

Descended from the old Watson family of Barnard Castle, and, on his grand mother's side, from the Machells of Westmoreland.

Upper class.

Living with mother and sister in Brixton, Surrey, in 1871 census:

Held the title of Baronet.

Moved to Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, 1872.

J.P. for Stockton-on-Tees, Conservative, sportsman (fox hunting), motorist, cyclist, golfer, tennis player, iron master, ship owner, railway company director.

Married Mary Jessie HOPPER (born DOBSON, widow of Isaac HOPPER), 22/1/1877. Ref:

She died 3 weeks after childbirth.

In 1881 census as a widower. Ref:

Surname became WATSON MUNRO (originally no hyphen) by deed poll on 22/7/1881 with second marriage to Mary Elizabeth MUNRO.

Mentioned in "Durham Leaders" published by the Queenhithe Printing and Publishing Co Ltd, 10 Bread St. Hill, Queen Victoria St, London E.C. in 1908.

Third marriage to Emmeline Ada Caroline PIXLEY.

Lived in Durham to 1908.

Lived in Pentwyn House, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire 1908-1915.

Lived in Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire 1915-1935. Highgrove House is now the country residence of the Prince of Wales. (Well, my mother believed it was Highgrove House. Based on my own research, I'm beginning to believe it was actually Hygrove House, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire.)

Lived in Westfield House at death in 1938.

Died 13 Feb 1938, Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Vi McGavin's notebook says died 13 Jan 1938. Tom McGavin's notebook says died 13 Feb 1937.

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Charles James Watson-Munro's Timeline

January 20, 1849
Greater London, UK
October 16, 1877
Age 28
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK
January 12, 1883
Age 33
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, UK
July 19, 1885
Age 36
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, UK
February 13, 1938
Age 89
London, Greater London, UK